Best plus-size lingerie: 15 sexy styles for curvy women

Best plus-size lingerie: 15 sexy styles for curvy women

From pants and bras to sets, our sexiest lingerie arrangement to make you feel the best

It wasn’t long ago that underwear options for older women consisted mostly of sex appeal as much as your nana’s prostheses, and beige or gray underwear.

But when it comes to dressing your curves, there are now more options than ever before. From cute casual dresses to elegant occasions to dress-up outfits, the fashion industry seems to finally pay attention to the strength of the plus size pound.

This means that when coupled with body positive movement and more plus size celebrities (think Ashley Graham, Tess Holliday, and Lizzo), things are looking for plus size shoppers.

Plus size clothing is widely accepted as size 16 and above, plus size underwear is for those who wear bras D or larger. The online underwear brand Figleaves says: “Everything will be 40 (for the bottom band) and above plus size, this is equivalent to the 18/20 dress size.”

How to buy the correct bra size

Here are a few helpful tips from the experts at Figleaves:

  • The underwire should fit snugly against your chest, without the pouring of your breasts.
    If the cups are too large, there may be excess fabric or wrinkle, so try going to a cup size.
    The lower band should sit parallel without lifting your back. You should sit comfortably; check. just raise your arms. If it falls under your chest, you may need to go down to the back size.
    The straps should sit comfortably in the middle of your shoulders. If they’re digging, your bottom band might be too big, so try going down from the back size.
    For a perfect fit, the middle should sit firmly on your chest, glasses should be fully covered and your breasts should support your breasts without excess fabric or shedding. Underwires should sit securely on your chest. With the lower band providing most of the supports, the straps should be supportive but comfortable.It is not easy to shop for cute date night underwear or pull pants when your curves are above average. Plus size underwear offers the kind of support that Isambard Kingdom Brunel would be proud to make you feel comfortable next to nothing, while this rope between looking delicate and stylish needs to walk – but you plan to wear it for a long time.

    To help relieve the pain of shopping for sexy bras and pants, we have completed the best plus size designs below.

    From balcony styles to brackets covered with luxurious fabrics such as lace, knitting and silk, ES Best arrangement of the most spectacular plus size underwear in the UK.

See our favourites below

Bravissimo Zadie Bra

With this seductive style, you won’t feel your curves falling. The filled glasses are covered with a circle that nods at something crazy – Fifty Shades fans, we look at you.

Two pants styles are also available for purchase separately; Available in sizes 28F-40L, hip-hugging Brazilian style or high waist panties. Both will make a perfect finishing touch.

£34 | Bravissimo

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FIGLEAVES Millie Lace Racerback Bralette

This design made of beautiful flexible lace combines comfort with style. Thicker straps than usual come together at the back in a racerback design, highlighting the shoulders as well as highlighting the shoulders – so sexy enough to wear all day and evening.

It is available in two other color options, and Figleaves says it should fit an F cup or size 22 (XL).

£15 | Figleaves

FANTASIE Illusion Underwired Side Support Bra

Not one for dark shades? Pastel can still perform well in the bedroom, especially when paired with luxurious fabrics such as lace. The bra is complete with beautiful Baroque-style leaf detail, as well as stripes and a trend rose gold-plated center front. Besides this soft beige, there are rose, white, navy and black to choose from.

£32 | Figleaves

Ashley Graham Non-Wired Lace Bra

This sexy black lace style bra from the new collection of plus size supermodel Ashley Graham offers a perfect fit thanks to the adjustable strap and extra deep hook-and-eye fixing. Rather than cup sizes, it fits this dress size – up to a UK22. You can find matching short pants here.

£35 | Navabi

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Ashley Graham Satin Chemise

Put your phone in airplane mode and turn off the TV. This mint-colored satin and knit petticoat promises one night pure seduction. It is available in a wide range of sizes – 14 – 28 – and will stay wrinkle-proof until the next trip, thanks to a mixture of nylon, polyester and elastane.

£46 | Navabi

Ann Summers Curve Sexy Lace balcony bra in hot pink / orange

Shake your underwear collection from the street shop with an explosion of color in the form of this pink and orange bra by Ann Summers. It comes in various sizes, with underwire support and adjustable straps, 44H at the top.

£15 | ASOS

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Acacia Contrast Trim Underwired Bra

There is something about the red color that takes the pulse race. Here, in team with black, we can see why. With a black ornament and matching bow details, you cannot catch the person who sees you warm under the collar.

Currently available in sizes 38E, 38FF and 40F.

£46 | Navabi

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ELOMI Matilda Underwired Plunge Bra

Available in three color options, this is a plunge bra that can hold on its own when the night falls, thanks to knitted inserts and beautiful beading.

£42 | Figleaves

Seven Til Midnight Black Bustier Set

There is nothing like a bustier to make you feel like a full boss in the bedroom. This plunge underwire bra is covered with a lace and comes with satin ribbon and tuxedo bow.

Available in sizes 16 to 22.

£49 | Simply Be

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Ann Summers Lovers Spark Pink Padded Plunge Bra

The love look doesn’t become any more passionate than this long-tailed bra from the street’s favorite Ann Summers. Finished with red lace on a gum pink base layer, it has a fine diamante embellishment along the plunge glasses for an extra sparkle style. Available in 44DD size, 24 size matching panties.

£34 | Simply Be

Simply Be lace lingerie and corset set in red

Get ready to rock your worlds with Simply Be’s three-piece underwear that includes a bra, pants and matching corset. Bras and lace Brazilian trousers are available in sizes 36C – 48DD. The corset is offered in sizes 16 – 26.

Plunge bra | £20
Brazilian pant | £12
Corset | £14

All available at ASOS

Seriously Sensual Babydoll black/pink

Definitely just hours later, this short babydoll nightie hints at playtime with your favorite playmate. Comes with adjustable straps and g-string pants, made of a flexible knit and lace inserts. Available in only one size, this will suit anyone who normally wears a dress size of 16 – 18.

£28.67 | Seriously Sensual *On sale from £34.81

ASOS DESIGN Curve Eliza lace soft triangle bra with high apex & thong set

When you wear a certain size cup, wearing a bra without wiring is unthinkable. But if you’re looking for a medium to low support, or even a bra to spend the night, a soft design comes on its own. See the piece that comes with a bra and a matching thong in this bright purple lace set on ASOS.

Bra | £16
Thong | £10

All available at ASOS

Freya Expression Triangle Bra

Not padded, with full coverage and support, this triangle bra is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Available in D – G cup sizes.

Wear with a pair of black panties or buy the matching pair from Bravissimo for £ 14. There are three underwear options to choose from – Brazil is short, short and short.

£36 | Bravissimo

Melody Underwired Seamless Bra

So when it comes to underwear, the last thing that curvy women want or need is padding. That’s why we added this seamless non-padded design to our list. It retains all the beauty without adding bulk, with beautiful details like bows, lace and satin straps. It is available in sizes 30F to 42DD and is available in two other nude shades.

£83 | Figleaves

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Bravissimo’s Zadie Bra manages to be brave and supportive at the same time. The full cup feels like an easy wear for the whole day, while the strap detail makes it feel more like a basic bra. Vanilla is definitely not this. With stylish front and back bony stitches, Anna Summers’s Lovers Spark Pink Padded Plunge Bra will make a desirable addition to any collection up to 44DD size.

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